Kenya Education Fund (KEF)
New York, New York, USA
MissionThe KEF mission is to provide disadvantaged students in Kenya, and their schools, with support and educational resources so that they may improve their communities and break the cycle of poverty in Kenya.
The KEF believes a secondary education to be the cornerstone of personal, social and economic development. Our goal is to provide access to education to young Kenyan girls and boys who cannot afford the hundreds of dollars a year it takes to attend high school.
What We DoIn Kenya, high school is not free. Approximately, 50% of students are not in school.
KEF scholarship funding changes the lives of bright, motivated nomadic and non-nomadic Kenyan boys and girls. High school education helps these students improve the lives of their families and communities -- whether they continue on to a university, go to vocational school, or return to work in the village. KEF believes that education is a sustainable investment that will help Kenyans break the cycle of poverty. Our program is unique in that we reach students from all eight provinces of Kenya as well as a very diverse mix of ethnic communities.